Kona Diving Standards
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Standards | Kona Honu Divers

We take pride in having the highest standards in the Hawaii's dive industry. As a result you can be sure your scuba diving or snorkeling experience will be safe and high quality. Diving in Kona can be very relaxed and easy. These standards help to ensure there is an experienced professional for every diver and snorkeler on every tour.

Our Core Values

Safety
Kindness
Passion
Stewardship
Fun

Boats
Honu One - 46' Newton custom dive special
USCG certified max capacity 49 passengers plus crew
KHD max capacity -  Manta Dive - 18 Divers plus 6 Snorkelers
KHD max capacity - Morning 2 Tank - 18 Divers

Honu Lele - 33ft World Cat Premium catamaran
6 Divers and 1 dive guide

6 Divers maximum per guide
8 snorkelers maximum per guide

Checkout dive - More than 2 years since last dive
4 Divers per guide

Re-Activate or Re-certification - 10+ Years since last dive
4 Divers per instructor

Discover Scuba Diving
2 Divers per Instructor
18+ 

Open water diver certification course
4 adult students per instructor
1 minor (under 18) per instructor

Advanced Open Water certification course
4 Divers per instructor

PADI Scuba Diver certification requires a private guide and is permitted to dive on the local morning charter only

10-11 yr olds must have a private guide

One Tank Manta Charter
Open Water certification or higher
10 dives or more
Been diving within the last 6 months

2 Tank Manta Charter
Open Water Certification or higher
Been diving within the past 2 years

Black Water
50 dives or more
Been diving within the past 6 months

Night Reef Dive
Open Water Certification or higher
10 or more dives
Been diving within the last 6 months

Long Range
Open Water certification or higher
25 dives or more
Been diving within the last 6 months
60 minute or more diver